Bears move ball, don't score much

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

On Homecoming night, the Mount Shasta Bears continued their season-long inability to convert a lot of yards into a lot of points.

The Bears played a strong Live Oak team to a 0-0 tie in the first quarter before losing, 23-6, and falling to 0-2 in the Sacramento Valley League.

Jordan Hanna carried 9 times for 77 yards and scored the Bears’ only touchdown.

Dustin McDaniel carried 7 times for 62 yards, and quarterback Tim Jaegel completed 5 passes for 57 yards and added 30 yards rushing on 6 carries.

Bryson Brooks caught 4 passes for 37 yards and carried 4 times for 11 yards.

Cesar Rocha caught 2 passes for 18 yards.

Brooks led the defense with 13 tackles, including 5 solo and 1 sack. Jake Woods had 8 tackles, and Colin Waterman, McDaniel and Brad Thomas had 7 each.

McDaniel intercepted a pass and returned it 26 yards.

Brenden Hickey recovered a fumble.

Mount Shasta head coach Mike Dellabona praised his team. “The boys played very good ball,”?he said. “It’s always disappointing when you lose a game, but this group is having fun, playing together and showing the team aspect. There’s no selfishness or finger-pointing. That’s all I?could ask for, a team that plays as a team. I’m real proud of them.”

Dellabona said the Bears are ranked No. 2 in their Division for total offense, but are at the bottom for points scored. Their loss point differential Friday night was their smallest of the season.

They’re scheduled to play at Pierce this Friday, a team that is 0-1 in league and plays a type of game similar to the Bears, the coach said.

Last year, Pierce defeated Mount Shasta in Mount Shasta, 8-6.